By: Forest Practice Board
The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) on tree farm licence 14, in the Rocky Mountain Resource District, during the week of July 11, 2016.
The auditors will examine all operational planning, harvesting, roads, silviculture and wildfire protection practices for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.
Canfor’s forestry activities are located 32 kilometres southwest of Golden, in the East Kootenay. The audit area is surrounded by the Glacier National Park in the northwest and Bugaboo Provincial Park in the south, with the Spillimacheen River, Bobbie Burns Creek and Vowell Creek as the main watersheds.
Once the audit work is completed, a report will be prepared, and any party that may be adversely affected by the audit findings will have a chance to respond. The board’s final report and recommendations then will be released to the public and government.
The Forest Practices Board is British Columbia’s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government.
The board audits forest and range practices on public land, as well as appropriateness of government enforcement.